Heritage assessment tool depends on evaluation, maintenance, protection and restoration of family cultural behaviors involved in healthcare services provision. Health practitioners can enhance connections and recommendations through acceptance and application of cultural beliefs of a patient. This encourages patient’s healing and well-being in relation to individual mental, physical, spiritual and cultural beliefs. Healthcare providers can therefore design an appropriate and attainable healthcare plan for the
Key components of the cultural assessment include exploring what is important to the patient along with the cultural aspects that encompasses the patient and their overall health. According to Andrews and Huber (2016), a total of twelve components can be included in the comprehensive cultural assessment. These key components include: communication; health-related beliefs and practices; kinship and social networks; and religion and spirituality. Communication can vary among patients including the ability to speak the same language as the nurse, if any hearing or speech deficits exist, or if nonverbal communication is forefront. Furthermore, health-related beliefs and practice variations can be evaluated through by the way the patient and their support systems view health and illness.
It also important to know about different cultures and increase personal cultural awareness (Leishman, 2004). In emergency room nurses do not choose patients that they want to see, it is based on triage protocols. It would be beneficial to a nurse and the patient to establish a rapport and relate to some aspects while a patient is receiving
Health promotion activities help maintain or enhance health.. Wellness education. Teaches clients how to care for themselves. illness prevention activities protect against health threats and thus maintain an optimal level of health. Nurses emphasize health promotion, wellness enhancing strategies, and illness prevention activities as important forms of health care because they assist clients in maintaining and improving health. The goal of a total health program is to improve a client 's level of well-being in all dimensions, not just physical health.
Nurses can use the process, of diverse assessment, to gather information that identifies what is culturally important to the patient. Through anticipatory planning, the competent nurse can effectively work within the cultural context of an individual’s specific needs. This process can help the nurse to better understand, plan, and evaluate towards the overall health and wellness of the patient. Considerations such as lack of understanding, gaps in provisions of health insurance, lack of culturally sensitive care, and misunderstanding of cultural norms and values are all barriers that patients face routinely. Therefore, to help dissolve some of these challenges, community health promotion and maintenance programs can be researched, planned, and built to provide cultural competent care for a whole community (Andrews & Boyle,
They classify the phenomenon of interest (Alligood, 2014). Concepts may have a different meaning in a vast theoretical system, it is important to ensure the clarity of a specific concept that will ensure the construction of a body of knowledge in a given area. Managing GDM includes having the support of family, friends and healthcare providers. Health care providers such as nurses need to ensure that education about the disease process and management is available to the patient because an absence of clarity results in less consistent and undesired outcome. Concept analysis is the beginning step of theory development to develop a conceptual definition (Alligood,
A nursing diagnosis may be part of the nursing process . Nursing diagnosis is defined as “a clinical judgment about individual, family, or community experiences/responses to actual or potential health problems/life processes. A nursing diagnosis provides the basis for selection of nursing interventions to achieve outcomes for which the nurse has accountability.” (Herdman, 2012, p. 515). Critical evaluation- Personal life: With the course of caring for my patient, assessment done. Detailed information is collected , available records are reviewed and corrected .
Overcoming and preventing illness to maintain independence is the nurses key focus in delivering patient care which follows the direction of the RLT model of nursing (Roper, Logan and Tierney, 2001). A recent study by Griffiths (2008) showed the fundamentals of patient care may have been lost and patient focus was diminished. He explained that nursing had become too technical due to the healthcare environmental crisis and the focus was taken away from the fundamentals of patient care. Although the ward on clinical placement was evidently over stretched, the fundamentals of patient care was still upheld due to the regiment implementation of the RLT model of nursing. Initial assessment allowed nurses to plan and implement measures from early admission which inevitably made all aspects nursing care
The main finding was that patients preferred to know less detailed information compared to carers. It was enough for patients to know will they experience pain, retain their dignity and have support of health professionals. Carers wanted to know more detailed information including future symptoms, potential complications around the time of death and what needs to be done immediately after death. (Clayton et al., 2005(1)) Health professionals need to clarify on patient’s/carer’s understanding and how much details they want to know. For many patients discussions about end-of-life issues may serve as a relief and comfort, therefore, it is important for health professionals to have strategies to deliver and discuss information.
Consistent use of SBAR aids in identification and correction of improving the receiver 's confidence in the information contain in the handoff report (Blom, Petersson, Hagell, & Westergeren, 2015) d. The SBAR communication tool can serve to eliminate temporarily the perceived hierarchies of the healthcare system (De Meester, Verspuy, Monsieurs, Van Bogaert, 2013; Vardaman, Cornell, Gondo, Amis, Townsend-Gervis, Thetford, 2012) IV. Conclusion A. Thesis: Medical errors can be attributed to communication barriers between medical staff during reports and hand off. Concentrating on pertinent information and utilizing standardized methods such as SBAR we can help to diminish the frequency of these errors. B. Main points: i.